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Child hit by vehicle in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A child was hit by a vehicle at 310 E. South Street in South Bend Thursday morning.

St. Joseph County dispatch received the call around 11:30 a.m.

South Bend Police say a two-year-old boy had darted into the road when he was struck by a pickup truck. The driver of the truck then drove away from the scene.

The aunt of the boy says the boy had ran into the road to retrieve a toy. She says the driver hit the brakes when he saw the boy but it was too late. 

Police say the boy suffered minor injuries, including a bump on his head. He was taken to the hospital to be looked over. 

The suspect is described as a bald black male in his 50's driving a full size white pickup truck. If you have any information, you are asked to contact police or CrimeStoppers.

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